What’s the best way to combat Medicaid provider fraud? The House Government Oversight Committee wants to start that conversation

What’s the best way to combat Medicaid provider fraud? The House Government Oversight Committee wants to start that conversation

The powerful House Government Oversight Committee recently released a report on how the state could limit Medicaid provider fraud, a document which the committee’s leading member says can start the conversation on how to cut unnecessary costs and better manage state resources. 

The report outlines a few tools the state could use to limit instances of provider fraud and improper payments, including a state False Claims Act and use of the federal government’s Do Not Pay Program, which helps national, state and local agencies prevent fraud and improper payments using data analytics.
Thursday, December 5, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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Oversight committee finds room for improvement in lobbying disclosure law

Oversight committee finds room for improvement in lobbying disclosure law

A new report from a powerful House committee found there are shortcomings in the state’s lobbying law that negatively impact transparency and compliance, despite efforts to comply from most lobbying firms.

 

The 42-page report was made public with a 9-0 vote on Wednesday from the House Government Oversight Committee, concluding their first investigation since being formed with the passage of the most recent House rules.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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Should lobbyists report every dollar spent on state lawmakers? One prominent lobbying firm thinks so

Should lobbyists report every dollar spent on state lawmakers? One prominent lobbying firm thinks so

As the newly-formed House Government Oversight Committee reviews a 2018 lobbying disclosure law, one of Harrisburg’s top lobbying firms is seeking even more stringent reporting requirements for government affairs professionals.

The recommendation comes from Greenlee Partners, a prominent State Street lobbying firm that is urging policymakers to consider a policy that would track all lobbying expenses from the moment they begin, not just when they reach a certain threshold.
Monday, October 21, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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House Government Oversight Committee set to meet over lobbying disclosure law

House Government Oversight Committee set to meet over lobbying disclosure law

A new powerful oversight committee is scheduled to meet publicly for the first time next week to release its findings on a lobbying disclosure law enacted last year.

 

The House Government Oversight Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday, Oct. 21 on their investigation into Act 2 of 2018, legislation that strengthened reporting requirements and increased penalties for those lobbying state government officials.

Thursday, October 17, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
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